Calling all Duke PhD students! We’re hiring an Evolutionary Medicine Summer Programs Coordinator to assist in planning, facilitating, and contributing to our summer programming, which includes a variety of educational workshops, other trainings, science communication, and working group meetings to advance research. TriCEM’s summer programs cover a diversity of topics, including core evolutionary medicine principles and computational techniques, One Health education and research, pathogen transmission networks, and evolutionary perspectives on cancer. Specific projects and duties will vary based on the PhD student’s skills and interests.
Working closely with Drs. Charlie Nunn and Meredith Spence Beaulieu, the PhD student intern will contribute to coordination of these programs through, for example, testing and serving as a teaching assistant for computational labs associated with the Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute, assisting with organization and leadership of applied field training experiences, logistical organization of working groups, science communication to highlight TriCEM research, and/or contribution to collaborative research efforts.
The intern will receive training in fundamentals of team science and research administration. The intern will also benefit from opportunities for formal teaching experiences and involvement in highly collaborative research in teams that cut across diverse disciplines. Duke PhD students from any topical areas with an understanding of evolutionary principles and an interest in applying evolution to issues of medical or veterinary importance are welcome to apply. Candidates with skills in project management, teamwork and leadership in research settings, and/or science communication and teaching are preferred.
Learn more here (search “TriCEM”) and apply by March 20th!